Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I can tell this is a lower level show, from the names of classes ... Anyway, I've collected lots of info from riding the Mules, along with being in the Hunter world ... so I'll give it a go. I'll fill in the blanks. -
Hunter Hack Eq. -
This is actually a very common class with the Mules, though the name is very contradictory. The class is actually a jumping course-
You jump over 8 jumps. There must be at least 4 seperate obstacles, that can be jumped twice in the oposite directions. The horse is judged if the class is just 'Hunter Hack,' but in 'Hunter Hack Eq,' the rider is judged. So in this case, you are being judged. The jumps can be a maximum of 2'9", and can be as low as the show permits, in 3" incrimints.
Poles on the Ground -
Just a course consisting of poles. There is usually also a crossrail class that is much like this one. Usually, there are 2 outside lines of 2 poles, and you lap around them twice. You post all the way up to the pole, then two-point over it as if it were a jump.
This is typically used in Western. But based on what we do in Western, I'll just flip it. We always called this English Equitation, but it is pretty much the same thing as Horsemanship- just in a English saddle. It is simply a pattern class. Start at A, trot to B, left lead canter circle back to B, straight to C, halt. Very easy class. Always fun for me :)
Most of these came from the Mules, besides Poles :)
Hope I could help :) Thanks!
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Last edited by xJumperx; 09-03-2012 at 10:00 PM.